5 Teams Rasheed Wallace Could Benefit as Assistant Coach During 2014-15 Season

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5 Teams Rasheed Wallace Could Benefit as Assistant Coach During 2014-15 Season
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Rasheed Wallace's time with the Detroit Pistons has come to a close. 

The 39-year-old, who spent the prime of his career suiting up for the defensively oriented Detroit teams of the mid-2000s, served as a Pistons assistant coach during the 2013-14 season, specializing in player development.

But according to Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News, 'Sheed won't be brought back for the 2014-15 campaign. 

"Pistons formally announce Malone, Beyer and Klask to the coaching staff," Goodwill tweeted. "Rasheed Wallace, Bernard Smith and Henry Bibby won't be retained."

If you want to shed a tear, I don't blame you. 

Detroit and Wallace go together like peanut butter and jelly, but the divorce has been completed. Now Wallace will be looking for more work, assuming he wants to stay in coaching rather than pursue some other venture. 

And as Bleacher Report's Stephen Babb wrote shortly after the news was announced, Wallace could continue using gigs as an assistant as a springboard to moving one seat over down the road: 

Wallace may need to latch on with another team for a longer stint as an assistant before he’s viewed as a viable head coaching candidate. Still, an NBA landscape with Sheed as a head coach is a reality we should all hope to experience.


So, what's the next step in this colorful personality's NBA journey? We can only hope it takes place in one of these next five locations, as each franchise could use Wallace's ability to develop the shooting, interior scoring and defensive presence of their big men.

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